Las Raíces

Las Raíces

In 2021 the number of refugees/immigrants reaching the coasts of Canary Islands skyrocketed. Several campsites were established; Las Raíces, "Roots" in English, is one of them. It is based on former army barracks above the town of La Laguna in Tenerife. In February the camp received its first inhabitants. The campsite is enclosed and off limits for public and media. As a protest to their situation several groups decided to live outside the gates.

Las Raíces

In 2021 the number of refugees/immigrants reaching the coasts of Canary Islands skyrocketed. Several campsites were established; Las Raíces, "Roots" in English, is one of them. It is based on former army barracks above the town of La Laguna in Tenerife. In February the camp received its first inhabitants. The campsite is enclosed and off limits for public and media. As a protest to their situation several groups decided to live outside the gates.


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